Mike Bennett def. Beer City Bruiser by Disqualification
This stemmed from Bruiser turning on Matt Taven a while back thanks to Vincent's mind games. He wants to get more opportunities, but Brian Milonas doesn't agree with his actions, so it's an interesting dynamic. This was a solid match with an emphasis on storytelling, which I liked. We don't see disqualifications much these days, so I was with the finish. It also set up Bruiser vs. Taven for a future episode.
Fred Yehi def. Wheeler Yuta, World Famous CB, Eric Martin, Will Ferrara and Dante Caballero in a Pure Rules Gauntlet Match
Yes, this was a random match with no real stakes, but it ended up being a very well-worked and excellently executed main event, even if there wasn't a ton of star power involved. First off, It was great to see Ferrara back, as he's been out injured since 2018, which is wild. He had a strong showing and him being eliminated by the former Cheeseburger was cool considering their history. World Famous CB lasted a while before being eliminated by Yuta. Yuta and Yehi went on to have a highly entertaining mini-match together to close this thing out. This essentially served as a showcase for some of the smaller stars in ROH (including those who aren't even signed to full-time deals as far as I'm aware) and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
This aired the same night as the 19th Anniversary Show (which was a very strong pay-per-view on the whole), so obviously, there won't be any fallout from that for at least a few weeks. That isn't to say this was a throwaway show by any means, however. Bruiser vs. Bennett made storyline sense and planted the seeds for Bruiser vs. Taven at some point. The main event was a pleasant surprise and well worth the time it was given. ROH TV delivered yet again this week and I'm excited to see what the aftermath from the pay-per-view will be.